Dear Lamar Middle School Community, I am honored and excited to write to you as the proud new principal of Lamar Middle School. I entered college at Penn State University, knowing that my path and passion was to be an educator, and after completing my undergraduate degree in secondary education I started teaching 7th grade mathematics in North Carolina where I quickly knew the middle school level held a special place in my heart. After completing my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership at Vanderbilt University, I have enjoyed calling Austin ISD my home for the past 15 years as a middle school teacher, coach, assistant principal and most recently the principal at Cowan Elementary.
Check out this week's edition of The Bark for all things end-of-year related! https://www.smore.com/8pdhm-the-bark
This week, Scottie Seminar teachers began working through a tech check. STAAR season is rapidly approaching and we need to assess the condition of Chromebooks. Please remind your students to bring a charged district-issued Chromebook with them to school each day.
Austin ISD is excited to share that 8th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on November 7, 2022 during the school day at zero cost to our students and parents.
smore Upcoming Dates Sun, 10/2 - National Custodian Day
We are trying something new this week and texting The Bark as well. I'm hearing from families that sometimes the emails do not come through. Be sure to check out the instructions for updating preferences in the messenger system at the end of this newsletter.
We would like to invite you to a Scottie Seminar information session on Tuesday, Sept. 20th to answer your pending questions and give you more information regarding frequently asked topics.
Every year during Sept/October, staffing allocations are reviewed district-wide based on student enrollment. We recently learned that we lost teaching allocations based on our current enrollment. We were able to absorb most of the positions through unscheduled vacancies.